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Poisoning : what to do

Poisoning usually occurs suddenly and unexpectedly from a wide variety of sources.  For the average person poisoning usually results from substances such as medicine and drugs; chemicals; pesticides; household products; plants; and animals (including insects and reptiles). What would be
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THE FAT DEBATE RAGES ON

The media is buzzing around the Banting way of eating as suggested by Prof Tim Noakes.  It is wonderful that he has opened up this whole debate amongst South Africans of all ages, both healthy and unhealthy.  Prof Noakes has
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OBESITY RATES SOARING

New statistics, recently released, estimate that the number of obese and overweight people in the world has jumped from 860 million in 1980 to around 2.1 billion in 2013.  This means that almost a third of the world is now
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LANDMARK NEW STUDY – DIETARY FAT AND CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

A five year study has just been published in The New England Journal of Medicine (February 2013) using 7447 volunteers aged 55 – 80 at high risk of cardiovascular disease, but with no symptoms.  These volunteers were divided into 3
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New insights into the possible role of our appendix

Far from being obsolete, new research has shown that our appendix may help us recover from serious infections. In December 2011 a group of researchers at Winthrop University Hospital on Long Island studied 254 patients with a history of gut
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